Drena is a mountain village that rises halfway between Lake Garda and Lake Cavedine. Already inhabited in prehistoric times and shaped through Roman and medieval influences, this area retains traces of its long history in the numerous historic gates carved in stone, towers, arches and curious, irregular-looking alleyways, over which stands Drena Castle, whose crenellated tower seems to watch over the village from its heights.
A short distance from Drena are the 'Marocche', expanses of boulders formed by a series of landslides during the last Ice Age. This landscape, with its barren, almost lunar charm, is criss-crossed by an extensive network of paths that take visitors on a journey back in time.
The thousand-year-old chestnut groves that grow around the village provide the raw material for the famous Drena marrons, the flagship of the gastronomic tradition of this beautiful village.
The neighbouring village of Brailais certainly worth a visit: a hamlet whose stone houses, leaning against each other, are home to a population of just 10 inhabitants.
For sports enthusiasts, then, the via ferrata Rio Sallagoni offers an adventurous route up to Drena Castle, passing over sheer cliffs with breathtaking views of the valley below.